Khadija Free

Khadija Ismayilova Released

On May 25, investigative journalists and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova was released from jail after the Azerbaijan Supreme Court revised her sentence. Read statements by the BBG CEO John Lansing and Chairman Jeff Shell on the release.

VOA Journos

VOA Journalists Beaten In Pakistan And Iraq

Voice of America journalists were beaten and harassed by authorities in Pakistan and Iraq earlier this week. One of the journalists was a reporter for VOA Deewa and the other for VOA Kurdish. Read More

Kerry

BBG Meets with Secretary Kerry

"I applaud the reforms that BBG’s new leadership has already taken, and I congratulate CEO John Lansing for the energy and enthusiasm he has brought to the organization.”  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.    Read More

Amanda Bennett

Amanda Bennett Sworn In as New VOA Director

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Amanda Bennett was sworn in on April 18, 2016 as the 29th Director of the Voice of America (VOA). Read More

Board Meeting, Digital Panel

BBG Meeting Focuses On Importance Of Digital, Social Media

The Broadcasting Board of Governors met on April 20, 2016 to receive programming highlights from the BBG networks that advance the agency’s strategic priorities, and to discuss the BBG’s expansion into digital and social media. Read More

Gallup-Iraq

Media Consumption In Iraq; Are Mobiles Changing The Way Iraqis Get Their News?

While television remains the most popular source of news and information in Iraq, Iraqis and Iraqi Kurds increasingly are turning to non-traditional sources such as the internet and mobile phones to follow current events. Read More

Burma Agrees to Air VOA Programs

VOA Director David Ensor, left, with Thein Aung, Director General of Myanmar State Radio and Television

Voice of America English teaching programs will soon air on Burmese state radio under the terms of a breakthrough agreement reached Tuesday in the capital, Naypyitaw. VOA Director David Ensor, who signed the agreement with Thein Aung, Director General of Myanmar State Radio and Television, […]

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BBG Coverage of Tibet Cited in Global Press

Coverage of self-immolation protests in Tibet by Radio Free Asia and Voice of America have been picked up by other media outlets around the would in recent weeks.   China cracks down after Tibetan self-immolations – The Independent, June 1, 2012 Locals and many pilgrims from all […]

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Internet Security Training for World Uyghur Congress

Carlotta James of Psiphon discusses Internet security at the World Uyghur Congress

A guidebook to Internet security created for Uyghurs living in the Xinjiang-Uyghur Autonomous Region and in diaspora communities around the world was the subject of a training session at the recent World Uyghur Congress (WUC) General Assembly in Tokyo. The training was led by Carlotta […]

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Vietnamese American pop singer Viennie V on Border Crossings

Vietnamese-American singing sensation Viennie V

Vietnamese-American singing sensation Viennie V says she was nervous Monday when she did an interview with Border Crossings’ host Larry London. The Los Angeles-based pop star performed two numbers, Remember Me and For You, from her new album For You.  She also talked to Larry […]

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David Ensor in Burma

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VOA Director David Ensor is in Burma seeking to negotiate terms that would allow the U.S. broadcaster to open a news bureau in the long-isolated southeast Asian nation. Ensor held introductory talks Monday in the Burmese administrative capital, Naypyitaw,with Parliament speaker Thura Shwe Mann. “He […]

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BBG Decries Cambodian Government Cancellation of VOA, RFA Coverage During National Election

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Washington, DC — The Broadcasting Board of Governors today condemned the Cambodian Ministry of Information’s decision to force FM stations to stop airing election programming from Radio Free Asia and the Voice of America. The ministry prohibited five affiliate stations in Cambodia from running Khmer-language […]

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A Child in Syria Says Thanks VOA

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A Syrian Kurdish child at a protest rally holds a poster thanking Voice of America’s Kurdish Service for its coverage of the uprising in Syria.  VOA recently began broadcasting its radio programs on direct to home satellite TV, expanding audience reach in the Kurdish-speaking regions […]

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Ethiopia Releases VOA Correspondent, Drops Charges

Veteran VOA correspondent Peter Heinlein

A VOA correspondent and his translator were freed Saturday after being detained overnight by Ethiopian police on a charge of “illegal reporting.” Listen to an interview with veteran VOA correspondent Peter Heinlein. Read the full story. Heinlein and translator Simegineh Yekoye were arrested Friday as […]

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Alhurra Debuts Co-Production Arab Spring: Syria

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Alhurra Television broadcasts its fourth installment of Arab Spring documentaries co-produced with MacNeil/Lehrer Productions. The latest episode, Arab Spring: Syria will debut on Sunday, May 27th. In Arab Spring: Syria, Alhurra’s cameras go behind the headlines to examine the history of the Syrian regime, the causes […]

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